Thursday, February 28, 2013
The former "X Factor" contestant from Riva will perform March 2 with Nick Harrison.
David Correy, of X Factor fame, will be performing close to his Riva home on Saturday at The Whiskey in Annapolis. The singer, a favorite in this area, was reportedly born in Brazil and adopted by a Riva couple. His appearance on X Factor gained him recognition for what his website describes as "urban rock"—and Correy is known for his unique blend of hip-hop, rock and pop. Many locals were upset when he was eliminated from the show. Correy's "homecoming" concert on Saturday will also feature Nick Harrison, another Marylander, and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online for those age 21 and older. Check out other dates to see Correy on his website. See more:
Monday, November 5, 2012
His 853,000 Twitter followers were crushed when X Factor Judge L.A. Reid selected another competitor over their beloved David Correy.
Despite his fans’ displeasure, Riva’s hometown star David Correy was eliminated from The X Factor last week after judge L.A. Reid chose Jason Brock to stay in the competition. Correy, a 26-year-old from Riva, captured the hearts of thousands over the course of a few weeks as he wowed the show’s fans and judges with his vocals and his personal story. An adopted child, Correy initially went on The X Factor to become a star and hopefully use his voice to connect with his Brazilian birth mother. His captivating personality and unique vocal tone helped the local man make the list of final 16 competitors, but he was eliminated from the show Thursday night after Reid selected Brock over Correy. The auditorium filled with “boos” from the crowd …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
David Correy, 26, of Riva, appeared on The X Factor to be reunited with his birth mother. His wait could soon be over.
After Riva resident David Correy solidified a spot in the final 16 of The X Factor, the 26-year-old reiterated his dream of using his voice to find his birth mother. “To my birth mother, where you are, I hope we can reunite, and I’m going to keep on singing until we do,” Correy said. Correy, who was adopted, initially went on The X Factor to become a star and hopefully use his voice to connect with his Brazilian birth mother. Over the past few weeks, the local resident has won the hearts of millions of fans as well as the show’s judges, including Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. Since his first appearance The X Factor, Correy said he set out to meet his birth mother. According to Brazilian news outlets, he may not have to wait much longer. TMZ …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 26-year-old Riva man is in the final list of 16 singers competing for pop super-stardom.
Riva man and X Factor rising star David Correy recently earned a spot in the popular television show’s round of 16. Over the last few weeks, the 26-year-old from Riva has been capturing the hearts of The X Factor fans and judges alike. He entered the competition to become a star and hopefully reconnect with his birth mother—something that’s been a goal since he was young, he said on the show. Last week before judges Justin Bieber and L.A. Reid, Correy performed Jessie J’s Domino. It was a performance good enough to advance Correy to the show’s final list of 16 singers. Prior to singing, Correy said he was too focused to let nerves bother him. “It this competition, forget pressure—it’s do or die,” said Correy. Last week following Correy’s …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
David Correy, 26, of Riva, had Simon Cowell bopping his head and tapping his pen in his second appearance on the national singing contest.
A 26-year-old charismatic singer from Riva is capturing the hearts of X Factor USA fans—including hard-to-please judge Simon Cowell. In his second performance on the show Wednesday night, local musician David Correy wowed judges again with his rendition of Duffy’s Mercy. His voice filled the audition auditorium and some competitors were visibly uncomfortable with how good he sounded. Singing contest legend and public enemy No. 1, Cowell, enjoyed the performance and even bopped his head along while tapping his pen. At the end of Correy’s performance, Cowell said, “He’s got a really good voice.” On Thursday morning following the show’s airing, Correy expressed his elation on Twitter. “My life couldn't be anymore surreal. I have worked my …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
David Correy, 26, hopes to reconnect with his birth mother by winning the national singing competition.
A Riva resident blew judges away this week when he sang in front of Simon Cowell and others on the hit TV show, The X Factor USA. David Correy, 26, lives in Riva but was adopted from Brazil. He hopes that by performing on the X Factor, he can accomplish two things: Show his voice to the world, and be reunited with his birth mother. “Every time I’m on stage I go on there with that thought of knowing that I have the opportunity to reconnect with her through what God gave me,” Correy said while speaking to the judges. “We drove 13 hours through the night, two thunderstorms because I believe that I was meant to do this. I feel the not knowing [about his mother] is why I sing with so much soul.” His performance of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You …